Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (b. 1980)
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|Princess Maria Theresia|
|Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis|
|German: Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra|
|House||House of Thurn and Taxis|
|Father||Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis|
|Mother||Countess Mariae Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau|
28 November 1980 |
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Princess Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra of Thurn and Taxis, full German name: Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (born 28 November 1980 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a member of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis and a Princess of Thurn and Taxis. Along with her siblings, Maria Theresia is a forest and agricultural landowner and manager of one of Europe's largest private estates. Maria Theresia rose to prominence in 2001 when the Neue Post claimed she was to marry the Spanish crown prince, Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
In 2014 she became engaged to Hugo Wilson.
|Princely Family of Thurn and Taxis|
Maria Theresia is the eldest child and daughter of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Countess Mariae Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau. Maria Theresia's family's lands form one of the largest private estates in Europe. After the death of her father in 1990, Maria Theresia was a joint heir, along with her sister Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, to one of the largest privately owned forests in Europe, consisting of 36,000 hectares. She and her siblings are the largest private landowners in Germany.
Early life and education
Maria Theresia attended elementary school and secondary school in Regensburg where she lived with her family at Schloss St. Emmeram. To acquire her qualification for university entrance (German: Hochschulreife), Maria Theresia's mother shielded her from the German media by sending her to England to complete her secondary education. From 2002, Maria Theresia studied sociology, psychology, and communications in Madrid. Since 2004, she studied communications and media studies with a focus on film and directing in London.
In 2001, Maria Theresia was granted compensation from the Bauer Media Group (German: Bauer Verlagsgruppe) upon her appeal to the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (German: Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht) due to fabricated photograph montages in their Neue Post magazine claiming she was to marry Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 28 November 1980 – present: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis
|Ancestors of Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (b. 1980)|
- Darryl Lundy (25 Mar 2005). "Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
- Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
- Telegraph Announcements: Mr H.J.A.S. Wilson and Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis
- Milliardäre in Deutschland, marx-forum.de, letzter Abruf am 5. Dezember 2009
- Karl-Reinhard Volz: Waldeigentum im Spannungsfeld von privatem und allgemeinem Interesse, in Der Deutsche Wald, Heft 1, 2001
- Informationen zu Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis bei Wetten Dass, 7. November 2009, Letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
- Starportrait von Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis in GQ, letzter Abruf: 5. Dezember 2009
- Prominente Neuzugänge in der Liste der Reichsten, SF Tagesschau, 3. Dezember 2009, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
- BR-Online: Thurn und Taxis - Mit Glanz und Gloria, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 22. Mai 2007
- Dagmar von Taube: Deutschlands coolste Prinzessin, Die Welt, 20. Juli 2003
- Katy Weber/Martin Scheele: Familie von Thurn und Taxis: Donner und Gloria, in manager-magazin, 15. April 2004, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
- www.nettyroyal.nl, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
- "Bauer-Verlag muss wegen Fotomontage zahlen". RP Online (in German). 2001-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
- Order of Malta